Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps SOAP, Day 2

Fa la la la la!  Welcome back for another Christmas project featuring Waltzingmouse Stamps!

It's well known that I love me some Tim Holtz Crackle Paint!  I thought it would be perfect for a bit of a "masculine" project today, featuring the stamp set Around Christmastime.


Oh, I just love that Santa!  I started out with one of those little paper mache boxes from JoAnn's seen HERE.  It only cost $1.00!  It's about a 4-inch square, and 2 inches deep.  I painted it with 2 coats of Plaid Folk Art paint in "Barnyard Red".  Stamped the Santa from Around Christmastime with VersaFine Onyx Black on Vintage Cream cardstock, heat set it, then colored it with Copic markers and Antique Linen Distress ink.  I cut out the image using a Spellbinders Standard Circle Small Nestie.  I then put lots of red line adhesive on the back of the circle and adhered it to the top of the box.



Afterwards, I painted over the whole box with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Rocky Candy (clear).  After it had dried, I went in with a sponge dauber and Tim Holtz Distress inks in Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany and Pumice Stone, and distressed the edges of the image and the seams of the box.  This also helped to enhance that beautiful crackle!

Tied some ribbon (a scrap from last year!) around the edge and secured a big rusty jingle bell at the top with twine.



There you have it!  So easy...all you really need is patience for the layers to dry!  It only cost a few dollars to make, and I think it looks just like a little box that you would see at an antique store or specialty gift shop.  I  think it will be perfect with a gift certificate or little treat tucked inside!

Can't wait to hop around myself and see what awesome Christmas projects these ladies have in store for us today:


Supplies:
Stamps:  Around Christmastime, Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper:  PTI's Vintage Cream cardstock
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany, and Pumice Stone, Copic Markers
Other:  paper mache box, Standard Circles Small Nestabilities, Plaid Folk Art Paint in Barnyard Red, Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, square foam brush, sponge daubers, 13 mm rusty jingle bell from http://www.rustytin.com/, twine, plaid ribbon, red line adhesive

19 comments:

Debgem said...

Great box! Love the crackle finish - gives a lovely aged look. The rusty bell is a super accent!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful crackles on your pretty little box Kelly!! love the rusted bell too!

Lynn Mercurio said...

SQUEAL....what a lovely box Kelly. The crackle paint looks fabulous with this vintage image of Santa. Awesome creativity.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Wow, what creativity and patience you have -- I would have stamped it and made it good to go, instead of making the box into the TREASURE it is. GREAT JOB!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Jeanne J said...

The crackle paint makes this look like an antique heirloom from years gone by! What a treasure!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

GORGEOUS gift box Kelly! Love the old world crackled look! What a fabulous way to transform an ordinary paper mache box!

Helen said...

kelly, this is just a fantastic little gift box - the crackle paint effect looks amazing and it would be treasured for years to come x

Sandie said...

I {heart} this SO much. Fantastic work. xx

Olga said...

The box is very pretty. I love the crackle. It gives the box a vintage look. Super!

snowbear said...

Fabulous box!

Helen L said...

Beautiful, beautiful box!! and so antique looking too :-)

I'm Renee said...

I agree...
something you would find at an antique store...
I lovey!!
That crackle finish is perfect for this...
and now I have to try some of this!!
Gorgeous box Kelly...
perfect!

Julie said...

What a gorgeous box, Kelly! And such a pretty image!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Gorgeous!! That paint is COOL! This is so cute Kelly!

Sharron said...

LOVE the effect! The crackle finish looks awesome and makes your little box look like an antique find. Another wonderful project and also something new for me to try!

Kary said...

SO Gorgeous, Kelly!! Love, love this!!

anya said...

Ok, this is amazing. I adore this - the crackle paint gives this such a wonderful look and that Santa image is the perfect compliment to this project. I am so doing this! Kelly, you are awesome - thank you for such an inspiring idea!

Carola said...

Wonderful gift box, Kelly. The crackled image looks great and I like that Santa image.

Kind regards
Carola

Pauline said...

This is a wonderful little box Kelly, your colouring is fab, an d I love the rusty little jingle bell!